There are three main ways that you can get rid of hair: waxing, shaving, or getting laser hair removal. The different between the three is pretty drastic, but many girls don’t know about two of the three options. Well, I’m here to tell you some of the differences between the three so you can figure out which is best for you.
The most expensive and one of the least well known ways of hair removal is with lasers. Now, this isn’t using harmful lasers on your skin, but rather lasers that are just a concentrated beam of light. This light is absorbed by the pigment in your hair and eventually deters hair growth all together. It doesn’t hurt like waxing or shaving, but it can hurt your skin a bit, making it dry and can cause a huge breakout after your first treatment. While it can get rid of hair for up to a year, it has to get re-done, and each segment can cost around $1,000 if done by a professional. That’s just for one treatment of a large area though. Each time you want it re-done you’ll have to pay again.
The middle one in terms of expenses is waxing to get rid of hair. This involves putting a wax across your skin that gets absorbed into the hair follicle and around the hair itself. While the wax itself is hot, it shouldn’t hurt you at all. At most it should just feel really warm. Then, after the wax has cooled it gets ripped off. The hair gets ripped out of your hair follicle, but it will eventually grow back. While waxing is less than $100, depending on where you get waxed and what salon you go to, it can come with the chance of lots of ingrown hairs, which cause little red bumps. Waxing does lengthen the time that you need between the hair growing back though, which is a plus.
Then there’s the inexpensive and widely used form of hair removal, shaving. Shaving is just using a razor to essentially cut the hair down to your skin. This doesn’t take the hair out of the follicle like the other two do, but rather it’s like giving your body hair a haircut by trimming it with a razor. This is by far the least expensive, with the ability to use a razor multiple times, and a razor costing around $5 a cartridge. This can still cause ingrown hair though and is the only one that comes with the danger of accidentally cutting yourself. If you’re just wanting something quick and don’t mind shaving every week or so, then this is the option for you.
Hopefully this helps all of you girls in knowing what kind of hair removal works the best for you. Hair removal is a personal choice though, so don’t let your friends or family tell you what to do. It’s your body, so you do whatever you would like to do with it. If you want long term hair removal, then waxing or laser hair removal is for you. If you don’t mind the average shaving technique, then that works great too. When in doubt, ask your mom or best friend for some advice.
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